Director, Women’s Cross Country and Track and Field
James Madison University
Location: Harrisonburg, Virginia
Preferred Education: Masters
Executive - Executive Director
Internal Number: 191660
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Who We Are
Located in the heart of Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. With a population of just over 53,000, Harrisonburg is one of the most diverse communities in the Commonwealth of Virginia. JMU is a selective, public institution with a growing national reputation for offering experiences that lead to an outstanding education and inclusive environment for students, faculty and staff. The student body includes approximately 20,000 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students, with over 1,000 full-time instructional faculty.
JMU offers thriving programs in the liberal arts, science and technology, and professional disciplines at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels. The university is committed to expanding diversity, fostering equity and inclusion, and supporting superlative teaching and scholarship. JMU has achieved national recognition for the high quality of its academic programs, focus on maintaining strong student/faculty interaction, and innovative faculty research.
James Madison University, a Division I member of the NCAA and Sun Belt Conference, is seeking a Director, Women’s Cross Country and Track and Field to work within a highly competitive program. This is a full-time position with a comprehensive benefits package.
Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Coaching, training and motivating student-athletes in order to achieve competitive success.
Oversight for: organizing and scheduling practices, facilities, meets, and weight program; arrange travel, lodging, meals; travel with the team, develop and monitor budget, scout opponents, complete all requisitions, reimbursement vouchers, accounting vouchers, supervise the care, maintenance, inventory of equipment, supervision and development of staff.
Responsible for recruiting quality student-athletes who meet admission requirements and who have the potential to graduate.
Encourage player development by possessing a demonstrated commitment to high academic standards for student-athletes and their ability to succeed both academically and athletically is essential. Monitor academic progress of student-athletes.
Ensure compliance with all relevant institutional, Sun Belt Conference, NCAA rules and regulations.
Communicate effectively and work well with students, parents, faculty, staff, and community to better enhance public relations.
Assist the Duke club in the promotion and fundraising of JMU Athletics. Accept invitations to speak at various clinics, camps, and organizations; and as budget permits, attend conferences and workshops in order to grow and develop as a coach.
Minimum of five years of college coaching experience, including experience coaching at a NCAA Championship level
Demonstrated ability to recruit and develop high level student athletes
Administrative and Organizational Skills
Preferred Disciplines: Distance, Sprints, Jumps, and Hurdles
James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.